Top 5 highest earning women athletes

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Today we decided to give you guys a peek into the highest earning females in the sports. Here is the list.

 

5. Danica Patrick: (Nascar Racer)

danica patrick

 

Danica is not only a kick ass racer but also a model and an advertising spokeswoman. She is considered as one of the most successful female racer in the history. Her victory in Indy Japan 300 is the only recorded victory for a female driver and her 3rd position in indianoplis is the highest finish for a female driver as well.

Total Earnings: $15 million

Earnings: $6 million

Endorsements: $9 million

 

4. Victoria Azarenka: (Tennis)

Victoria Azarenka

 

At the pinnacle of her career she managed to bag the No.1 rank world wide however she is currently ranked 2nd. She has won two Australian Open singles titles (2012 and 2013), becoming the first Belarusian player to win a Grand Slam in singles. Her other achievements include winning the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, two mixed doubles Grand Slam titles—the 2007 US Open with Max Mirnyi, the 2008 French Open with Bob Bryan—and the gold medal in the mixed doubles at the 2012 London Olympics with Max Mirnyi

Total Earnings: $15.7 million

Earnings: $6.7 million

Endorsements: $9 million

 

3. Li Na: (Tennis)

 

Li Na

Currently ranked at N0. 3 worldwide and at the top of Chinese ranking, Li is the only Asian to win a grand slam and she is the only Asian female to do so. She won 2011 French Open.

Total Earnings: $18.2 million

Earnings: $3.2 million

Endorsements: $15 million

2. Serena Williams: (Tennis)

Serena Williams

 

Serena is a legend as far as female tennis is concerned. She is at No. 1 in women’s single tennis and is the oldest woman to hold this honour. She is also the only professional tennis female player who won over $50 million in prize money.

Total Earnings: $20.5 million

Earnings: $8.5  million

Endorsements: $12 million

 

1. Maria Sharapova: (Tennis)

Maria-Sharapova

 

Maria rose to prominence at the age of 17 when she defeated the then 2 time champion and top seed Serena Williams and this milestone put her in the world top 10 ranks. Currently ranked No. 4 she has been named as “100 Greatest of All Time” by Tennis Channel .

Total Earnings: $29 million

Earnings: $6 million

Endorsements: $23 million